In partnership, ABC member Roeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Hog Production are working to capture renewable natural gas from the waste of the approximate 2 million hogs that circulate through Smithfield’s northern Missouri operations each year. The venture, now called Monarch Bio Energy, was first initialized by RAE’s founder Rudi Roeslein in 2011 when he approached Smithfield Hog Production’s predecessor company Murphy Brown about the project; the conversations resulted in a business agreement in 2012 to launch Horizon 1 of Roeslein’s RNG project. Believing in the ultimate success of the model, Roeslein committed to invest in the needed infrastructure on the farms and financially support the project through initial phases…Monarch Bio Energy’s RNG received the lowest Carbon Intensity score ever recorded, minus 374. More >>